Led by the Angels’ 16-run outburst against the Tigers, teams from the Davis Little League’s AAA division were packed with runs last week.
Here’s a look at the action …
Angels 16, Tigers 5: Though they put up huge numbers at the plate, the Angels were equally proficient on the mound.
Bryce Baker struck out five batters in his two frames pitched, Ethan Trinidad fanned three in an inning and Carson Szeder punched out two in less than two innings of work. Jason Inouye (2-for-2, RBI, three runs) got the win.
Trinidad went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, Szeder was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBIs and Barker scored twice and had two hits. He also knocked in a run as did Ben Kunimoto (two runs).
James King added a hit and a run for the Angels, while Kurt Fischer and Andre Shweky made great defensive plays.
The Tigers saw Will Ackerman strike out three batters in the second inning then hit an inside-the-park home run in the third. Joe McIntyre also pitched well, striking out the side in the fourth.
Rangers 13, Blue Jays 10: It was a defensive gem that swung this slugfest toward the Rangers as shortstop Jaiden Temple threw to catcher Joey Traverso to nail a Jays runner at the plate.
Traverso also scored two runs and Temple pitched well and scored once.
In addition, Cole Roben doubled in a run while Riley Yamagishi-Kobayashi and Liam Kinney each scored three times. Zack DeWit crossed the plate twice for the Rangers.
Blue Jays hits came from Jack Jessen (two), Ryan Jaramillo and Matthew Henkel, who also scored three runs. Jaramillo, Jessen and Jacob Wilkinson each came around to score twice and Jonah Reddick had the final Jays tally.
Nationals 5, Marlins 4: The fish made two strong defensive plays in the second inning to stay close as Vance Tangren’s hustle behind the plate prevented a run and William Dunne’s catch in right field ended the frame.
The very next inning saw Sean Layman, Ansel Tucker and Asher Reising hit consecutive singles. Later, Tanner Snow hit a two-run double.
Eli Grote and Layman pitched well for the Marlins, while Ray Oldham had two infield singles and scored a run.
(The Nationals did not submit a recap)
Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3: Despite the loss, Cubs hitters Jason Firpo (2-for-2, double, run) and Dominic Jackson (2-for-2) performed well.
Firpo also pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two, and Rhys Navarro punched out five in his two frames on the mind.
The pitchers were helped by defensive plays like shortstop Mitchell Biscardi’s nice catch in the fifth.
(The Diamondbacks did not submit a recap)
Brewers 8, Giants 7: Catcher Miles Beaulieu had a nice game for the G-men, including a nice throw to second baseman Asher Cohn to nail a Brewers runner attempting to steal.
Cohn had a single and an RBI, while James Benson added a third-inning single.
(The Brewers did not submit a recap)